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Galileo Int'l Enters Managed Hosting Services Business

Galileo International, Inc. (NYSE: GLC) today announced it has formed an alliance with EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) to offer new managed hosting services based on the EMC's E-Infostructure. Additionally, Galileo announced its participation in EMC's exclusive xSPerience Provider Program.

Galileo's new offering includes fully managed, scalable infrastructure and data storage resources in response to the growing number of customers with advanced, mission-critical, Web applications.

One unique feature of the offering is the ability to handle mainframe managed-hosting environments. Galileo will also provide traffic hosting for application service providers (ASPs) in a comprehensive environment for running network-based applications. Services will be provided at Galileo's world-class Data Center near Denver, CO.

"We are combining Galileo's 30-years' experience in managing large-scale systems in our world-class Data Center with EMC's unrivalled storage solutions that are part of the E-Infostructure," said Galileo's James E. Lubinski, executive vice president, Operations. "By offering managed hosting services as a new line of business, we are also creating value for Galileo through a new revenue stream complementary to our core business."

Galileo's membership in the xSPerience Provider Program deepens the company's 10-year working relationship with EMC, which now includes a 100 percent EMC storage environment across all of Galileo's mainframes and open systems platforms, providing better data manageability and superior information about customer data, such as capacity planning and historical analysis.